Famous for its rich history spanning more than two millennia, Exeter is a city of 120,000 located on the River Exe in Devon. One of the largest employers in the city is the University of Exeter, which The Sunday Times categorised as part of England's unofficial 'Ivy League' due to its high academic standards. The Met Office is another major employer; its Met Office College at the Exeter headquarters provides weather forecasting training for personnel and students from around the world.
Exeter is regularly voted first in the country for outstanding quality of life, explaining why a diverse population students, families, and professionals call Exeter home. The city has shopping, nightlife, and dining options to suit all sets, and is host to more than 150 arts and cultural events every year. England's oldest public open space, Northernhay Gardens, is one of many public parks.
Plenty of bus routes and pedestrian zones in the city centre make getting around the city easy.
Sights and attractions of Exeter include St. Peter's Cathedral, founded in 1050; Royal Albert Memorial Museum, chosen as 2012 Museum of the Year; and Exeter's Underground Passages, dating from the 14th century. More than 200 miles of coastline, a multitude of National Trust sites, and acres of nature reserves are only a short journey away.
The list of famous people who hail from Exeter is long and includes Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of the Bodleian Library, and Chris Martin, lead singer of internationally-renowned band Coldplay.